The Chambers Farm Family
We are dedicated to learning and teaching about the Native American way of life sometimes referred to as "The Native Path". We welcome all peoples to our gatherings regardless of race, religion or spiritual beliefs. We have a creed: "Come in Peace-Leave in Peace". We do not tolerate drugs or alcohol on the property and this rule is strictly enforced. We also do not accept any racial, religious or spiritual bias on the grounds, however we always welcome open, peaceful and truthful conversations where all people may learn and grow.
Our family is made up of many different people who all share a common theme and that is to be of service to others, to share our knowledge, to learn from others and most importantly to have fun in life. Many of our family are the Vendors who set up and display their wares during the gatherings. Life on the road often appears to be romantic to those who visit us but in reality can be a trial of faith. So coming to "The Farm" is more than an opportunity to sell but a time of renewal and a time to have fun. Please visit the "Vendors" page to learn more. Besides the Vendors are all the Volunteers who contribute enormous amounts of time and materials to keep the grounds in top shape. These people are the backbone of The Farm and come from many different walks in life. They are welders, electricians, carpenters and plumbers; business owners, executives, doctors and lawyers; wives, husbands, fathers, mothers and our precious children. Yes, our children who are the future learn respect, responsibility and reality. Reality being how to deal with real life situations that are not always pleasant but are a part of everyday life. There is a group who call themselves "Long Camp". In addition to being the primary grounds keepers between gatherings they are also recognized as respected elders and serve a major purpose where the children are concerned. They are the mediators, the counselors, who when a problem arises, are called upon to find a peaceful resolution. Through this process our children (of all ages) learn to settle differences in a good way, a non-violent way, a fair way. Lessons we learn at an early age stay with us our entire lives.
So what does it take to become a member of our family? Well there are no forms to fill out, no membership fees, no secret handshakes or interviews before a committee. Simply come to "The Farm" and help out wherever it is needed. (Visit the "Volunteer" and "Work Days" pages) Introduce yourself, make yourself known through your good works, laugh truly, longly and loudly. Be humble, be honorable, be a warrior by being a true human being with compassion, love and dedication to the rest of your family.
Wado is a Native word which may be translated as "Thank You" or "It is Good"
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